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Internet Impact Briefs

Good Internet policy starts with an impact assessment.

Internet Impact Briefs are shorter reports produced by the Internet Society, members of our community and other partners that analyze how different policies or new technologies may affect what the Internet needs to exist and thrive.

Are you interested in producing your own Internet Impact Brief? Visit our Internet Impact Assessment Toolkit (IIAT)  to learn more.

Please note that submitting information and materials to Internet Society or using Internet Impact Assessment Toolkit does not create a fiduciary relationship between you and does not constitute an engagement of the Internet Society to perform any lobbying on your or anyone else’s behalf.

Internet Impact Brief: How the US EARN IT Act Threatens Security, Confidentiality, and Safety Online
Read how the US EARN IT Act poses an existential threat to the Internet safety and security by preventing service providers from using end-to-end encryption ...
Internet Impact Brief: Draft Indian Telecommunication Bill 2022
Read how the draft telecommunication bill may affect Internet-based services in India, and more broadly, the health of the global Internet ...
Internet Impact Brief: European Commission Proposal to Prevent and Combat Child Sexual Abuse
Read how limitations on encryption arising from the CSA Proposal would move the Internet further from its potential as an open, globally connected, secure, and trustworthy resource for all ...
Internet Impact Brief: Proposals to Regulate Content Moderation on Social Media Platforms in Brazil
Read how Brazilian Bill 3227/2021 may affect the Internet by impacting what it needs to thrive as an open, globally connected, secure, and trusted resource for all people involved ...
Internet Impact Brief: India CERT-In Cybersecurity Directions 2022
Read how the draft regulation may affect Internet development in India, and more broadly, the health of the global Internet ...
Internet Impact Brief: South Korea’s Interconnection Rules
Read how a series of enacted and proposed revisions of Telecommunications Business Act in South Korea affect further Internet development ...
Internet Impact Brief: Impact of Ukraine’s Requests to Block Russia’s Access to the Internet
Learn how politically motivated actions to prevent people from accessing the global Internet would cause significant harm to the open, globally connected, secure and trustworthy Internet ...
Internet Impact Brief: How Refusing Russian Networks Will Impact the Internet
Read how actions to block networks from accessing the global Internet cause significant harm what the Internet needs to exist and thrive, and the ability of people to use it ...
Internet Impact Brief: Bangladesh: Regulation for Digital, Social Media and OTT Platforms, 2021
Finds that the provisions outlined in the draft regulation could have serious repercussions on the usefulness of the Internet for Bangladesh and its people ...
Internet Impact Brief: Nigeria’s Protection from Internet Falsehood and Manipulation Bill 2019
Finds that implementing the regulatory measures described in the proposed Protection from Internet Falsehood and Manipulation Bill 2019 would negatively affect the performance, resilience, trustworthiness and security of the Internet ...
Internet Impact Brief: Cambodia National Internet Gateway
Outlines how the decree would undermine three of five critical properties of the Internet Way of Networking and negatively impact all four of the qualities that maximize the Internet’s potential ...
Internet Impact Brief: End-to-end Encryption under the UK’s Draft Online Safety Bill
This brief uses the Internet Impact Assessment Toolkit (IIAT) to assess how the limitations placed on the use of end-to-end encryption under the UK’s Online Safety Bill may affect the ...